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Nominations for the 2016 Women In Industry Awards are now open. Entries close on Tuesday 31 May 2016 which is fast approaching so get your nominations in now! The categories are…
Business Development Manager of the Year
Women In Industry are looking for nominations from exceptional female business development managers working in any Australian industrial sector.
Mentor of the Year
This award recognises talented managers within organisations who have actively and successfully shaped the careers of others within the mining, engineering, manufacturing and process control and construction industries. Any team leader is eligible for this award.
Social Leader of the Year
Community work and social leadership is one of the distinguishing and admirable features of our industry. This award calls for nominations from women who have completed significant initiatives that have delivered a positive contribution to the community, or provided a positive social benefit over the past 12 months.
Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award is open to all females who are in their first five years of working within their industry. Judges will be looking for personal achievement and a meaningful contribution to the industry in a manner that sets them apart.
Industry Advocacy Award
This award recognises women who have worked tirelessly to improve the image of their industry in the eyes of the public. The judges will be looking for involvement in specific programs or initiatives aimed at
promoting their industry. Furthermore, the panel will also look at nominees who liaise closely with industry organisations to create better outcomes for those working in the sector on a policy level.
Our industries are home to some of the biggest corporations in the country and thus some of the most
creative marketing departments. This award calls for nominations for women who have spearheaded a
marketing campaign for a company, organisation, or association.
Excellence in Manufacturing
This award is open to all females working within the manufacturing industry. Judges will be
looking for personal achievement and a meaningful contribution to the industry in a manner that
sets them apart.
Excellence in Engineering
This award is open to all females working within the engineering industry. Judges will be
looking for personal achievement and a meaningful contribution to the industry in a manner that
sets them apart.
Excellence in Mining
This award is open to all females working within the mining industry. Judges will be looking for
personal achievement and a meaningful contribution to the industry in a manner that sets them
Excellence in Commercial Road Transport
This award is open to all females working within the commercial road transport industry. Judges will be
looking for personal achievement and a meaningful contribution to the industry in a manner that sets
Why should you enter?
- Nominating for the Women in Industry Awards is an excellent way of recognising the efforts and achievements of women working in the industries to celebrate their success.
- All finalists will receive two complimentary tickets (valued at $150 each) to the prestigious
Awards presentation gala dinner to be held on Thursday 14th July 2016 in Melbourne
- Finalists and winners will receive publicity in Prime Creative Media’s publications, and/or on the magazine websites, as well as through other media channels.
- Finalists and winners will be also be able to use the Women in Industry awards logo in a wide range of promotional activities including advertising, trade show graphics, product literature, on your website, etc.
- You’ll be joining a prestigious group of leading women of the industry, working to achieve best practice and excel in an ever competitive global market.
- Major vendors and government bodies are behind the Women in Industry Awards as sponsors.
Who is eligible?
- The Awards are open to all women who have a significant industry presence in Australia and meet the criteria set by the relevant Award.
- The nominee must work in Australia to be nominated.
- Nominations may be submitted by anyone representing a industrial company in Australia; however that person must be in a position to properly evaluate the submission.
Who can nominate a project?
- Nominations may be submitted by anyone representing a group or company in Australia who is in a position to evaluate the entry. Each company may submit a maximum of three nominations.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is there an entry fee?
There is no entry fee for submitting nominations for the Women In Industry Awards.
- What is the deadline?
Entry deadline for the 2016 Women In Industry Awards is Tuesday 31 May 2016. However, if you require an extension, please contact the Awards Co-ordinator at email@example.com to discuss the options.
- When will I know if I am a finalist?
Finalists will be announced in the June 2016 edition of Australian Mining, Manufacturers’ Monthly, PACE, Prime Mover, Trailer and Diesel magazines, and on the corresponding websites. Our staff will contact you to coordinate your attendance at the ceremony, where the winners will be revealed.
- Where do I send my nomination?
Completed nomination forms and supporting documents and images can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (max attachment size is 7MB).
Alternatively, a hard copy may be sent in by mail or courier to the following address:Women in Industry Awards
Attn: Cole Latimer
Level 13, Tower 1
475 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood NSW 2067
For entry forms and further information, please go to http://womeninindustry.com.au/nominate/
Job…interviews. Here’s everything you need to know about nailing them so you can get through it stress-free.
10. First, Get The Interview
Before you can ace your interview, you have to actually get the interview. That means making an awesome resumé and making sure it gets through. Check out our top 10 ways to rock your resumé and make sure to avoid the items that can kill your chances at getting the job (like a long history of unemployment). Once you’re done, don’t just send it in with the rest. Use your connections and a bit of ingenuity to beat that computerized system and get your resumé into the right hands. If you don’t get the interview, find out why and use that to help you the next time around.
9. Prepare Ahead Of Time
the main reason most people suck at interviews is a lack of preparation. So, find out as much as you can about the company, research the job and formulate a strategy to stand out in that interview among all the other candidates. Getting a cheat sheet together and studying it can help you out, too.
8. Make A Good First Impression
Your job interview starts the second you walk in the door, so be ready. Practice walking into a room if you have to. But more than anything, learn how first impressions work and do everything you can to make a good one: be on time, dress and groom yourself well and be aware of your body language. Remember, just giving a damn will go a long way in your first impression — if you don’t want to be there, they’ll know.
7. Tackle The Tough Questions
Once you’re inside, it’s time for the hard part: answering the interview questions. Know the questions you’ll be expected to answer backwards and forwards and do some extra research on answering the really tough ones, like “what is your biggest weakness“, “have you ever been fired“, “tell me about a challenge you faced with a coworker“, or even just the ever-vague “tell me about yourself“. Most of your answers will probably follow a specific pattern, so when in doubt, fall back on the STAR technique. But most of all: learn why they’re asking you each question and tailor your responses to their hidden motives. Don’t be afraid to dance around questions you’d rather not answer, too.
6. Ask Some Questions Yourself
Your interviewer shouldn’t be the only one asking questions. This is your chance to not only make a good impression, but learn a bit more about the job you’re applying for. Ask a few questions that will make you look good, as well as some questions that’ll show you whether this is the right job for you. With the right questions prepared, you’ll be one step ahead of the competition.
5. Emphasise Your Good Qualities
You’ll probably feel the need to be humble, but don’t. Shameless self-promotion is a good thing in job interviews. In fact, it’s the only thing you can really do to showcase your good qualities. If you don’t have experience to tout, remember that potential is actually more valuable than experience: if you can show why you’re a promising hire, you’re in.
4. Avoid The Common Pitfalls
So you’ve learned what to do, but it’s also important to know what to avoid. Even something as simple as negative body language can sabotage your chances, so make sure you aren’t hurting yourself without knowing it. Research the subjects you should avoid and make sure you don’t overshare, particularly when it comes to your personal life. As long as you don’t raise any red flags, you should be good to go.
3. Recover When Things Go South
Hopefully, with the right preparation, your interview will go smoothly. But, if you end up answering a question terribly or hit a common brick wall (like claims of “overqualification”), learn how to turn the tide quickly so you can get back on good footing. If you leave the interview thinking the whole thing was a disaster, you can always request a second interview explaining the problems you had, too.
2. Follow Up Afterwards
Don’t let your interview be the last they hear from you. If you follow up afterwards, you’ll help them remember who you are and make sure your resume doesn’t fall into the abyss of the forgotten. Send a thank you note after your interview and a short email later on to check in if you haven’t heard back. Take into account how you’ve been communicating with them so far, though, as different modes of communication may be more beneficial. If you have a follow up interview, be sure to nail that too.
1. If You Don’t Get Hired, Find Out Why
Not every interview will be a winner, sadly, even if you do everything right. If you don’t get hired, the best thing you can do is find out why and apply that knowledge to your next round of interviews. Look back on your interview and think about what you could have done better, whether it’s avoiding the “overqualification” trap or just simply using better grammar. There are any number of reasons someone might not hire you and all you can do is use this round as practice for your next interview.
By: Whitson Gordon Title illustration by Tina Mailhot-Roberge. See more at http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/01/top-10-tips-for-acing-your-next-job-interview/
KEEN-eyed Sunshine Coast locals are needed to help search for koalas at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden in Tanawha on Sunday, May 29.
Environment Portfolio and Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said not only would volunteer koala spotters get to explore one of the natural jewels in the Sunshine Coast crown, they’ll be helping protect these precious little furry Aussies.
“Council has engaged researchers from the University of Queensland to fit GPS collars to some resident koalas in the Tanawha and Buderim regions,” Cr McKay said.
“The tracking program is just one of many components of council’s Environment Levy funded Koala Conservation Plan aimed at protecting the vulnerable local koala population through a greater understanding of their habitat requirements and threats to their conservation.
“Three koalas at the Maroochy Botanic Garden have been collared at this stage – two males (Graham and Charles) and one female (Lizzie).
“If you would like to be involved in finding the next few koalas and contribute to fostering a greater understanding of their movements in this region, there’s no need to RSVP, just bring your family to the Arts and Ecology Centre by 9am to be allocated to a search team.
“Afterwards, participants can stay to enjoy a free sausage sizzle in the stunning surrounds of the garden.
“Be sure to wear covered walking shoes and bring some drinking water.”
For further information about council’s Koala Conservation Plan and the Maroochy Botanic Garden, visit council’s website.
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TWENTY Maroochydore-based students are among 250 who are in limbo after their training school, College of Australian Training, went into voluntary administration.
Across Queensland 30 staff, including three at the college’s Sunshine Coast campus, will also be affected.
The Beach Rd college was a nationally recognised Registered Training Organisation. It provided training in hospitality, hairdressing, beauty, business, retail, tourism and customer contact training at 35 locations around Australia.
The training college collapsed after recent common federal government changes to VET FEE HELP legislation, College of Australian Training manager reportedly told voluntary administrators Sam Kaso and Daniel Juratowitch.
“It is far too early for us to definitely say why the company got into financial difficulty but according to management, the company suffered, like a large number of other companies in the sector, from recent commonwealth government changes to VET FEE HELP legislation,” Mr Kaso said.
Both senior partners of chartered accounting firm Cor Cordis, Mr Kaso and Mr Juratowitch were appointed as administrators of the college and of a second company, College Cuts, on Thursday, May 5.
“We have suspended all company operations while we seek urgent expressions of interest for the purchase of the businesses as a going concern that will hopefully provide continuity for the students and ongoing employment for the staff,” Mr Kaso said.
College Cuts is a separate company which provides practical training for hairdressers equivalent to an apprenticeship.
The administrators said they had been “encouraged” by the response of parties interested in the sale of the College of Australian Training.
“We have been in contact with all of the staff and students, who are aware of what we are doing, and we are hopeful a resolution will be achieved in the short term,” Mr Kaso said.
The first meeting of creditors will be held in Brisbane on Tuesday, May 17.
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By Nicky Moffat
Photo Che Chapman
Sourced from http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/250-students-in-limbo-as-training-college-goes-int/3025067/
National Volunteer Week (May 9-15) is a time to recognise and support the valued contribution our volunteers make to the Sunshine Coast region.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said council’s adopted Social Strategy set a target of increasing the contribution of community members volunteering within our region from one in five to one in four.
“To assist in achieving this target, council provided free professional development and networking opportunities for the region’s dedicated volunteers at the Sunshine Coast Volunteer Expo today (May 11),” Mayor Jamieson said.
“The Expo also provided volunteer organisations and individuals an opportunity to connect and network and those interested in volunteering to find out the benefits.”
Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the Caloundra Central Park Sport and Recreation precinct volunteers had certainly been making a difference and deservedly been acknowledged for their efforts.
“Trevor Dowdell from the YMCA Caloundra Gymnastics recently received an award for Service to Sport from Queensland Sport,” Cr Dwyer said.
“In addition to this, the club received an award from Gymnastics Queensland for the highest percentage of growth in participation – an outstanding 150% growth for 2014-2015.
“During National Volunteer Week, I would like to congratulate Shirley Haag who is a lifetime member of Caloundra Cricket Club as she received an award for Volunteer of the Year from Queensland Cricket.
“And after years of volunteering at Caloundra Central Park Sport and Recreation precinct, husband and wife duo Susan and Michael Bertram who started playing golf croquet when they retired in 2012, are now reaping the rewards for their passion of the sport and competing at a State level.
“The accolades just keep flowing with Caloundra Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre head coach John Wallace was recently recognised for his many years of community service as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Citizen of the Year Australia Day Awards. Swimming Queensland recently also awarded John a lifetime membership for his coaching contributions.
“This is a fantastic acknowledgement for their contribution to the region.”
To find out about volunteer opportunities, visit council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search ‘volunteering’.
Sourced from http://mysunshinecoast.com.au/news/news-display/council-applauds-volunteers-for-making-a-difference,43154
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